Adduction - Abduction:

  1. I was bamboozled with these today. Does anyone have a tip from school to help me remember which is which?
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  3. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by passing thru
    I was bamboozled with these today. Does anyone have a tip from school to help me remember which is which?
    when a child is ABDUCTED she is taken AWAY from her parents....
    when you ADD something.you are putting it TOGETHER...
  4. by   Vsummer1
    Originally posted by sunnygirl272
    when a child is ABDUCTED she is taken AWAY from her parents....
    when you ADD something.you are putting it TOGETHER...
    LOL -- yep, you beat me to the punch. That is exactly how I learned it!
  5. by   Ortho_RN
    Me too..
  6. by   sunnygirl272
    Dean Vaughn ROCKS!!!!
  7. by   Lausana
    Ditto! A study hint I used:
    Why shouldn't you thrust out your thumb to hitchhike: You could get abducted

  8. by   TeresaRN2b
    I was about to post that too! That's how I remember it.
  9. by   passing thru
    Thanks a lot Sunnygirl! I've never heard that, but I'm sure I won't forget adduct and abduct again !!
  10. by   dianthe1013
    I always think "ab" as in "abnormal" - away from normal. But that's just me.

    If I were you, I'd try to get a mnemonic or trick for one down and not worry about the other; once you get one, the other comes automatically.

    Good luck!

    Donna
  11. by   nursedawn67
    Originally posted by sunnygirl272
    when a child is ABDUCTED she is taken AWAY from her parents....
    when you ADD something.you are putting it TOGETHER...
    Exactly how I remember it! :roll
  12. by   Mimi Wheeze
    That's how I remembered it too, sunnygirl!

    And here I thought I had made it up all on my own!
  13. by   natsfanrn
    I always remembered it by thinking that in abduction, the "b" faces away from the "a" and in adduction, the "d" is toward the "a"...
  14. by   nurse-in-boots
    I learned it that in the word abduction, the stems on the B and D are far apart from eachother. Wish i had the other way that yall came up with when I was learning. I love it!!

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